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 History of this Word

"anti" (against), spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, "anti" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"anti-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "against" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

anti- illustration The tripod opens quickly to elevate the gun for antiaircraft fire.
anti- illustration This guide is intended to serve as an educational tool for antibiotic use at the hospital.